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Will DACA’s demise destroy hope for the Dreamers?

Jordan Fredrick, Managing editor

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On September 6th, the Trump administration announced that they were going to end DACA. DACA, also known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is an immigration policy that allows illegal immigrants who moved to America as minors to have a two year grace period from being deported and grants them a work permit. With this policy being canceled, thousands of young immigrants may be deported. Many Republicans and Democrats have spoken out against ending DACA. Tom Perez, the Democratic National Committee chairman called it “the latest tactic in the Republican playbook to promote hate and discrimination” (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/09/07/what-is-daca-and-why-is-trump-administration-ending-it.html).On September 6th, the Trump administration announced that they were going to end DACA. DACA, also known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is an immigration policy that allows illegal immigrants who moved to America as minors to have a two year grace period from being deported and grants them a work permit. With this policy being canceled, thousands of young immigrants may be deported. Many Republicans and Democrats have spoken out against ending DACA. Tom Perez, the Democratic National Committee chairman called it “the latest tactic in the Republican playbook to promote hate and discrimination” Link.                                                               Students at Parkview are also speaking out against ending DACA. Parkview Hope, a club geared at increasing the graduation rate of Hispanics, sent out a Remind101 message to the members asking them to wear red to make a stand against ending DACA, and to stand together. “The President ending DACA affects a large group of foreign people, especially Hispanics. This program has helped around 800,000 undocumented immigrants be able to work in the US. If people work hard and are contributing to the economy in a good way, they should be allowed the chance to an education. Many people’s parents bring them here so they can have a better life and don’t have to make as many sacrifices as they did. If the President of the United States loved the Dreamers he would stand by and support them. His action tells many people otherwise,” says Karla Ramos, an activist against ending DACA.

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Will DACA’s demise destroy hope for the Dreamers?